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Louisiana Soulpunx SERATONES Find Strength On New Single ‘FEAR’

5th September 2019

Fronted by their gospel-trained powerhouse frontwoman A.J. Haynes, Shreveport, Louisiana soulpunx Seratones release their much-lauded second album, POWER, today on New West Records.

The band have already released a string of massive singles from the record including ‘Power’, ‘Gotta Get To Know Ya’ and ‘Sadboi’, earning airplay from BBC6 Music, BBC Radio Wales and Radio X, and praise from The New York TimesNPRRolling StoneNYLON, BillboardR2 MagazineEchoes Magazine,Scootering Magazine and many more.

Today, they release gripping album opener and latest single ‘Fear’, a track that artfully sets the table for an album all about the day-to-day beauty and horror of modern life.

Eloquent as ever, vocalist A.J. Haynes says of the new single, “Fear is the weight of the world coming down with no love in return. Being an artist has afforded privileges and experiences that I never want to take for granted. Even when I feel like I’m jumping from the frying pan to the crucible to the fire, I strive to express my gratitude through song. I want to be resilient, to feel strong. And then…just when I think I have a handle on my Psyche, Fear saunters in.”

“Will I be steel or smoke? Are my motives truly altruistic? Am I doing enough? Is this all worth the near-constant state of nauseating uncertainty? Am I always going to be a woman in-transit, displaced? Where am I going? Where have I been? The first time I heard a finished arrangement of this song, I cried. Perhaps there is something in this song I needed to confess to myself.”

“Every time I listen to Doo-Wop, I feel like I’m eight years old again, dancing in the kitchen with my mama. I don’t get to dance with her anymore. This remembrance is always gilded in an inescapable Fear of leaving loved ones behind in this realm or the next. In the words of Audre Lorde, I am listening to what fear teaches. I will never be gone. I am a scar, a report from the frontlines, a talisman, a resurrection. A rough place on the chin of complacency.”

The quintet recently announced an extensive run of international tour datesincluding their only currently scheduled UK headline performance at The Camden Assembly, London on 21st November 2019 (see below for full listings).

POWER is out now on New West Records

SERATONES international tour dates:

8/22 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
8/23 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Jr.
8/24 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
8/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
8/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
8/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
8/31 – McMinnville, OR @ Walnut City Music Festival
9/1 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
9/3 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
9/6 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
9/7 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
9/9 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
9/10 – Montreal, QC @ Quai Des Brumes
9/11 – North Adams, MA @ Hi Lo
9/12 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
9/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
9/14 – Washington, D.C. @ Pearl Street Warehouse
9/15 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
9/18 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
9/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
9/20 – Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
9/21 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s
10/25-10/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Festival
11/21 – London, UK @ The Camden Assembly
11/22 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Cinetol
11/23 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow Musikclub
11/25 – Berlin, Germany @ Maze
11/26 – Koln, Germany @ Helios 37
11/28 – Antwerpen – Merksem, Belgium @ Arenbergschouwburg
11/29 – Paris, France @ Le Pop-Up du Label
11/30 – Clermont-ferrand, France @ Cooperative De Mai
12/3 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Mascotte
12/5 – Madrid, Spain @ Wurlitzer Ballroom
12/6 – Valencia, Spain @ sala Loco Club

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